Kōrero: Ecoregions

Chatham Islands forest

Chatham Islands forest

The natural vegetation in much of the Chatham Islands is low broadleaf forest, with a mixture of endemic and mainland trees and shrubs fringing the coast. The climate is cool, cloudy and moist. Vegetation also has to contend with the exposed position of the islands. Strong winds can pick up salt spray from waves breaking far out to sea, carrying it well inland, where it damages and kills foliage.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10036278
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - The Chatham Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12591/chatham-islands-forest (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Matt McGlone, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007